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Folkestone Marine Park

Tropical fish © Margaret Anne Clarke
Tropical fish © Margaret Anne Clarke

Combining a museum and an aquarium, the Folkestone Marine Park and Visitor Centre features an artificial reef around a purposely-sunken ship, the Stavronikita, where some of the most incredible tropical marine life lives. The marine park is fantastic for snorkelling and has equipment available for hire. The museum features a visitor interpretation centre for public education as well as an aquarium displaying some fantastic and rare marine life. A great day out for the whole family. Note, however, as a result of its depth, diving the Stavronikita is recommended only for experienced divers in the company of others.

Address: Church Point, Holetown, St James

Website: www.barbados.org/folkstone.htm